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There are a great many factors that enthusiast gamers consider when selecting a graphics card for a gaming PC. Despite that, speaking from experience helping others with builds for decades, things like feature support, power efficiency, and acoustics often go by the wayside when there's a significant advantage in... Read more...
Lately, Google has been making some changes to Play Store policies. The company recently announced that Android apps would be barred from using the Accessibility API for recording phone calls. Google also started rolling out a new data safety section to the Play Store that will require app developers to disclose their... Read more...
May 2022 has not been a good month for operating system updates. Microsoft had a problem with Active Directory and later driver crash blue screens of death (BSoD). Now it appears Apple has zero-day security exploit problems affecting many of its major platforms, including macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. An emergency fix... Read more...
Is it possible to catch lightning twice? The developers behind Apex Legends are certainly going to try. Respawn Entertainment just released Apex Legends Mobile and here is what you should know about the game. Apex Legends Mobile was released today, May 17th, on Android and iOS devices and is free-to-play. It is a... Read more...
Most people probably don't associate 2-in-1 convertibles with gaming, at least for the most part, because they're typically built for productivity tasks and general purpose computing. That's not always the case, though. Proving otherwise, ASUS today announced the ROG Flow X16, a thin and light convertible brimming... Read more...
There is only one week left of Destiny 2 Season of the Risen. We know very little about Season 17 so far, but there are still a few ways to prepare for the upcoming season. Here are some of the best ways to get ready for Destiny 2’s Season 17. Double Down on Flinch Resistance Bungie announced at the end of April that the Resilience character Read more...
Whether you're looking to cut the cord or supplement your cable or satellite service with streaming content, now is a good time to consider a Fire TV device. Amazon is having a...Fire (TV) sale, if you will, with big savings on its streaming dongles, its flagship Fire TV cube, and several different smart TVs with Fire... Read more...
It never takes long for system builders and OEMs to launch new desktop and laptop designs when there is a fresh batch of CPUs at their disposal. So it goes with Intel recently introducing its Alder Lake-HX mobile processor lineup. We expect to see several laptop launches in the coming weeks and months, like Lenovo's... Read more...
The Twitter buyout drama continues, as Elon Musk fires off a tweet saying the deal cannot move forward until Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal provides proof of <5% fake/spam accounts. It is just the latest tweet from Musk in the ever-evolving saga of the billionaire trying to close out the multi-billion dollar... Read more...
I've said it before and I'll say it again—mini LED is the real deal in display technology. It's also finally starting to emerge in consumer displays, from a handful of TV models (like Samsung's Neo QLED lineup) to a spattering of gaming monitors. Falling into the latter category, AOC today announced a new Agon Pro... Read more...
Top Pentagon officials will answer questions from a House Intelligence subcommittee concerning UFOs today. It will be the first hearing focused on UFOs in more than 50 years. Almost a year ago, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence submitted a preliminary report regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena... Read more...
The need for fast wireless connectivity has never been greater than it is right now, and there are efforts at play to ensure the speed and features for a modern workforce are there for the taking. One of those efforts is a collaboration between AMD and Qualcomm to optimize the latter’s FastConnect connectivity system... Read more...
The beginning of the year saw a flurry of stories about security breaches as the cybercriminal gang known as LAPSUS$ stole data from an alarming number of big name companies in a short period of time. However, while LAPSUS$ is no longer in operation, after the London police arrested all seven members of the group... Read more...
Everyone's waiting anxiously for the release of new Intel Arc graphics cards to see how they stack up to the competition from AMD and NVIDIA, but don't forget that Intel has already released a couple of Arc products. Laptops packing the Alchemist-based A370M and A350M GPUs are slowly trickling into the market, and of... Read more...
If you're not keeping up with AMD Ryzen codenames, the three upcoming chips to watch are Raphael, Dragon Range, and Phoenix. Raphael is the codename for desktop processors sporting Zen 4 cores, DDR5 memory support, and PCIe 5.0 connectivity, and these chips will be in the "65W+" category. Notably for AMD desktop CPUs... Read more...
Every so option, a leak or rumor pops up claiming NVIDIA's next flagship graphics is going to be an absolute beast. Given what we know about the current generation flagships, the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, that's like saying water is wet and fire is hot. It's the more specific claims that can be... Read more...
One of the biggest differentiators of the Radeon RX 6000 family, and by extension of the RDNA 2 graphics architecture, is its reliance on a large local cache—known officially as "Infinity Cache"—to provide rapid framebuffer access. This helps to make up for the relatively slower memory used on the cards in comparison to competitor... Read more...
On the 10th of May this year the patch Tuesday updates for Windows started rolling out. Unfortunately, as almost always seems to be the case, there are more and more problems piling up. Of course, the first issue people started reporting was related to servers who use Kerberos and Domain Controllers on server... Read more...
Boost Mobile is ripping a page from mobile gaming by taking advantage of gamification in order to earn free wireless service. The mobile provider is introducing the new business model "as a stepping stone into the future for wireless consumers." With everything costing more these days, being able to trim your... Read more...
Sony is making a more spirited run at subscription gaming with a retooled PlayStation Plus service that is now just weeks away from launching with new tiers, and the big question on everyone's minds is the the launch games lineup will look like. Well, now we know. In a blog post today, Sony shared what PlayStation 5... Read more...
Scientists have discovered that when the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on January 15, 2022, its effects reached the edge of space. The effects were detected after analyzing data from NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, mission and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites. The... Read more...
It's a technical marvel that mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) don't give up the ghost way more often than they do. Some models are more prone to premature failure than others, of course, but overall these storage devices with their moving parts and platters have proven surprisingly resilient. One model in particular... Read more...
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